"A man named Ananias came to see me.1 He was a devout observer of the law and highly respected by all the Jews living there.2
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He stood beside me and said, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very moment I was able to see him.
"Then he said: 'The God of our fathers3 has chosen you to know his will and to see4 the Righteous One5 and to hear words from his mouth.
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You will be his witness6 to all men of what you have seen7 and heard.
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And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized8 and wash your sins away,9 calling on his name.'10
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"When I returned to Jerusalem11 and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance12
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and saw the Lord speaking. 'Quick!' he said to me. 'Leave Jerusalem immediately, because they will not accept your testimony about me.'
" 'Lord,' I replied, 'these men know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison13 and beat14 those who believe in you.
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And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.'15
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"Then the Lord said to me, 'Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles.' "16
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The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, "Rid the earth of him!17 He's not fit to live!"18
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